Physics and Applications of Quantum Wells and Superlattices

  • E. E. Mendez
  • K. von Klitzing

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 170)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

  3. Basic Properties and Materials Growth

  4. Electrical Properties

  5. Applications

    1. M J Kelly, A P Long, P H Beton, T M Kerr
      Pages 393-402
    2. M J Kelly, R A Davies, N R Couch, B Movaghar, T M Kerr
      Pages 403-421
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 437-458

About this book


This book contains the lectures delivered at the NATO Advanced Study Institute on "Physics and Applications of Quantum Wells and Superlattices", held in Erice, Italy, on April 21-May 1, 1987. This course was the fourth one of the International School of Solid-State Device Research, which is under the auspices of the Ettore Majorana Center for Scientific Culture. In the last ten years, we have seen an enormous increase in re­ search in the field of Semiconductor Heterostructures, as evidenced by the large percentage of papers presented in recent international conferences on semiconductor physics. Undoubtfully, this expansion has been made possible by dramatic advances in materials preparation, mostly by molecular beam epitaxy and organometallic chemical vapor deposition. The emphasis on epitaxial growth that was prevalent at the beginning of the decade (thus, the second course of the School, held in 1983, was devoted to Molecular Beam Epitaxy and Heterostructures) has given way to a strong interest in new physical phenomena and new material structures, and to practical applications that are already emerging from them.


Quantum Hall effect density electron electron spectroscopy electrons metals oscillation photon physics semiconductor semiconductor physics spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • E. E. Mendez
    • 1
  • K. von Klitzing
    • 2
  1. 1.IBM Thomas J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA
  2. 2.Max Planck Institute for Solid State ResearchStuttgartFederal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-5480-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-5478-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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